Published on Fri, 06/22/2012
First there was the failure of the Wisconsin recall of Governor Scott Walker after he barred collective bargaining by public employee unions. Now, the United States Supreme Court has shifted the presumption in the payment of union dues for political activities. The public sector unions may finally start to be reined in by a populace that can no longer afford the generous salaries, lush benefits packages, and constitutional barriers to termination that public employees now enjoy. In this trying economy, we can simply no longer afford it.